Climate Action This Decade Or Else Unless the international community agrees to cut carbon emissions by half over the next generation, climate change is likely to cause large-scale human and economic setbacks and irreversible ecological catastrophes, according to a new United Nations report. (11-27-2007)

Draft Dodger Cheney Seeks War With Iran A National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iran has been held up for more than a year in an effort to force the intelligence community to remove dissenting judgments on the Iranian nuclear program, and thus make the document more supportive of U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney's militarily aggressive policy toward Iran, according to accounts of the process provided by participants to two former Central Intelligence Agency officers. (11-10-2007)

No Evidence Of Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program Despite claims by Bush that Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons, experts in and out of government say there is no conclusive evidence that Tehran has an active nuclear-weapons program. (11-04-2007)

Nuclear Strike By United States Goes Virtually Unreported The September 6 raid over Syria was carried out by the US Air Force, the Al-Jazeera Web site reported Friday. The Web site quoted Israeli and Arab sources as saying that two strategic US jets armed with tactical nuclear weapons carried out an attack on a nuclear site under construction. (11-03-2007)

American Media Fails To Cover War Protests Although public opinion is running strongly against the war in Iraq, and tens of thousands of people protested the war on October 27th, news organizations barely mentioned the events. (10-31-2007)

Republican Contender Confuses Obama and Bin Laden Not once but twice Republican presidential front runner Mitt Romney confused Barack Obama and Osama bin Laden in a campaign speech. (10-23-2007)

Arms Industry Backs Clinton Candidacy The US arms industry is backing Hillary Clinton for President and has all but abandoned its traditional allies in the Republican party. Mrs Clinton has also emerged as Wall Street's favorite. Investment bankers have opened their wallets in unprecedented numbers for the New York senator over the past three months.... (10-20-2007)

Barack Obama Proposes Tax Overhaul Asserting that the pain [of poverty] has a way of trickling up, Obama outlined a plan for shifting the tax burden from the poor to the wealthy. He also proposes having the IRS send tax statements for confirmation to tax payers rather than starting with a blank form, and cracking down on off-shore tax havens. (09-18-2007)

Poll Estimates Civilian Death Toll In Iraq To Be 1200000 The new figure from ORB, a British polling agency that has conducted several surveys in Iraq, supports an earlier study by the Lancet that proceeds from queries about household deaths to global estimates. While the number is necessarily imprecise, neither the Iraqi government nor the U.S. military provides data about Iraqi casualties. (09-14-2007)

Bush Knew Saddam Had No Weapons of Mass Destruction On Sept. 18, 2002, CIA director George Tenet briefed President Bush in the Oval Office on top-secret intelligence that Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction, according to two former senior CIA officers. Bush dismissed as worthless this information from the Iraqi foreign minister. (09-07-2007)

Iraqi Women Sell Their Bodies To Feed Their Children The women are too afraid and ashamed to show their faces or have their real names used. They have been driven to sell their bodies to put food on the table for their children -- for as little as $8 a day. (08-16-2007)

Scientists Find American Depleted Uranium Weapons Cause Cancer Scientists are now saying what people with common sense have been claiming for years: that depleted uranium is a health risk. In their zeal to penetrate armor (what armor?), the Pentagon has failed to see that it cannot liberate people by ruining their environment. (05-08-2007)

Iraq War Tracking Towards One Trillion Dollars Despite initial estimates of $50 billion, the present forecast for the coming year will put the total cost of the war in Iraq - for the U.S. alone - to $564 billion, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service. (05-01-2007)

Campaign Advertising Enriches Networks Money is now considered the single most important factor in our electoral process. Ideas and issues take a back seat to the bottom line. This prostitution of our electoral process has one key culprit: television advertising. (04-12-2007)

US Income Gap Is Widening Significantly For 2005, the top 300,000 Americans collectively enjoyed almost as much income as the bottom 150 million Americans. The disparities may be even greater. The Internal Revenue Service estimates that it is able to accurately tax 99 percent of wage income but that it captures only about 70 percent of business and investment income, most of which flows to upper-income individuals, because not everybody accurately reports such figures. (03-29-2007)

How The 2004 Election Was Stolen A review of the profoundly un-democratic circumstances of the 2004 U.S. presidential election. (03-02-2007)

Bombing Iran Would Be Nuclear War Leaked military reports suggest a huge (mostly or entirely non-nuclear) airstrike on as many as 10,000 targets -- a "shock and awe" attack that would destroy Iran's infrastructure the way the US bombing destroyed Iraq's. The targets would not just be "military targets," according to the New Statesman. The attack would wipe out Iran's military, business, and political infrastructure: airports, rail lines, highways, bridges, ports, communications centers, power grids, industrial centers, hospitals, public buildings. Destroying "critical infrastructure" leaves a nation in rubble, and leads to death, maiming, disease, joblessness, impoverishment, starvation, mass refugees, lawlessness, rape, and incalculable pain and suffering. And it leads to inevitable retaliation. (03-02-2007)

Kucinich: Bush Preparing To Attack Iran Argues that the Bush administration has set a collision course with Iran. "Time and again, it has refused to enter into direct diplomatic talks with Iran." (02-27-2007)

God Bless Cluster Bombs Forty-six nations have adopted a declaration calling for a 2008 treaty banning cluster bombs, saying the weapons kill and maim long after conflicts end and inflict unacceptable harm on civilians, particularly children. Arms makers U.S., Russia, Israel and China refused to attend the conference. (02-23-2007)

Barack Obama Drawing Large Crowds Obama is expecting huge turnout for rallies Friday in Austin, Texas, and Monday in Cleveland. More than 10,000 people have signed up on Obama's Web site for free tickets to each event, according to the campaign. That's a larger turnout than President Bush usually gets and certainly more than Obama's rivals in the 2008 campaign are pulling in. (02-23-2007)

Iraq Oil Wealth Appropriated By Oil Corporations Throughout nearly four years ... Bush and his aides in the White House have scoffed at even the slightest suggestion that the U.S. military occupation has anything to do with oil.... Now comes new evidence of the big prize.... Under the proposed law, Iraq's immense oil reserves would not simply be opened to foreign oil exploration, as many had expected. Amazingly, executives from Chevron, ExxonMobil, British Petroleum and the other Western oil giants could end up on the board of directors of the Iraqi Federal Oil and Gas Council, while Iraq's own national oil company would become just another competitor. (02-23-2007)

British Troops Withdrawing From Iraq Bush's willing accomplice, Tony Blair, is due to make a statement about the 7,000 British troops serving in Iraq at the Commons on Wednesday. The BBC's James Landale said 1,500 troops were expected to return home in months, rising to 3,000 by Christmas. (02-20-2007)

No Evidence of Meddling by Iran A day after the Bush administration charged Iran's government with shipping powerful explosive devices to Shiite Muslim fighters in Iraq to use against American troops, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine General Peter Pace, said Monday that he hasn't seen any intelligence to support the claim. (02-13-2007)

Barack Obama Begins Presidential Campaign Barack Obama stood before cheering crowds at the Capitol in his home state Saturday and announced he will seek the 2008 Democratic nomination for president. (02-10-2007)

Costly American Militarism President Bush's 2008 budget includes a $625 billion request for the military, up from $295 billion the year Bush was elected. It's about $100 billion more than all other military budgets in the world, combined.... [T]he $9 billion-a-year missile shield ... hasn't gotten much past its middle school science project concept since Ronald Reagan fancied it a quarter century and $160 billion ago. (02-06-2007)

US Media Avoids Major Humanitarian Stories Haiti, for example, is just 50 miles from the United States [but]...relentless violence in its volatile capital Port-au-Prince received only half a minute of network coverage in an entire year. (01-19-2007)

US Bombing Africa The US has become involved militarily in yet another war, this time in Africa. Though the Pentagon has not signaled any participation, reports from Somalia say that "many" people have been killed in the bombing, which is alleged to be related to al Queda. "My 4-year-old boy was killed in the strike," Mohamed Mahmud Burale told the BBC from the area. (01-09-2007)

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